Posts tagged ed.
Avoiding being triggered by others is difficult. So many of us care deeply for others & social media has connected us.
FAQ 1. Do I have an eating disorder? 2. What Kind of eating disorder do you have? 3. I need help. Where do I start?
I get so many questions about where to turn to for help and I am glad you are asking!!! The great thing about being alive today is that all you have to is ask. Here is a great list that was put together by the Katie Couric show when Demi Lovato was on earlier this week. I hope that you take the time to look through this list. There may just be something that is close to what you are looking for.
Eating Disorder Resources:
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
A multidisciplinary professional organization that focuses on Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and related disorders. Also sponsors a newsletter and a conference.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Formerly the American Dietetic Association, offers information about eating disorders, including an extensive nutrition reading list and a professional directory that allows visitors to search for Dietitians specializing in eating disorders
American Obesity Association
AOA provides obesity awareness and prevention information.
American Pregnancy Association
Promoting pregnancy wellness through research, education, and community awareness. Working with moms for healthy eating habits to ensure the best pregnancy possible.
Anna Westin Foundation
The Anna Westin Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing education, support and referral information to the general and professional public.
The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) is the national organization focusing on increased prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for Binge Eating Disorder.
Beyond Ana and Mia Our Ultimate mission is to provide a safe place for those with eating disorders to find emotional support, useful information, and ways to creatively express themselves. Essentially we hope to support and encourage those struggling with eating disorders by providing and reinforcing the helpful elements of Pro-Ana/Mia Web sites, without the potentially harmful elements.
Binge Eating and Bulimia: The latest psychological research
A research blog updated weekly describing new articles on binge eating and bulimia that are published in leading scientific journals.
A building healthy body esteem website from the author of NEDA’s Healthy Body Image curriculum.
A resource for supporting a family member or friend with bulimia nervosa.
This site provides information about the many issues facing students today, as well as other resources to support the mental health and well being of individuals as they move through major life transitions.
Dads and Daughters
DADs provides tools for fathers to strengthen relationships with their daughters and to transform the pervasive messages that value young women more for how they look than who they are.
Diabulimia Helpline is the world’s first non profit organization working to help those afflicted by diabulimia, and raise awareness of this deadly disease.
I know that many of you have been wanting me to add a “submit” option to my blog on here but I have decided not to do that because I already have that option on my website! You can create your own post on there, pick your own image to go with your post, and submit it! There is no limit of characters and you can still get feedback from other users just like you do on here. It is just easier for me to manage one website with a submission option. I hope you will understand and maybe even check it out on my website (you can even create a user name just like on here and no one will know who you are).
I hope you enjoy my site as much as I do:)
Lots of love <3
Self-Harm - Why Do We Do It? (by Kati Morton)
I know that many of us have worried about people finding out about our eating disorders or have had certain people judge us because we have or have had one. How do we deal with it? How do we make sure that people are not judging us and assuming other things because of our ED? We talk about it! We share the information! We tell them how it is for us and what we know about EDs! There are 8 million people who suffer from eating disorders!! We are not alone! I know that what I am asking you to do can be very scary, but as a group we have the ability to break the stigma. I am only one voice, but together we can reach so many. Wouldn’t it be nice to one day feel that we could speak to others about our struggles and concerns whether it is an ED or just life in general? If we could be honest with those around us about it and enlist them in our support team. I know that what I am asking you to do goes against everything that your ED tells you, but we all know that the longer we keep something a secret, the more power it has over us. So I challenge each of you to just do one thing. Share this video on your Facebook page, like it, tweet about it, pin it. There are a million ways to share things now, let’s take advantage of it. I promise to continue to put out new and relevant information, as we all work together towards a healthy mind and a healthy body.
Need Energy?? Try Breath of Fire! - Breathing Exercise #2 (by KatiMorton)
This video is another breathing technique. I know that usually I give you relaxing ones, but I realized that many of us actually need energy during our day and so I thought this one could be helpful too! This technique is one that is used in yoga a lot and is called the breath of fire. I know it sounds really intense, but I promise it is not too hard:)
The reason that this works to invigorate our bodies is because we are pushing out all of our stale air and bringing in fresh oxygen. This can help our bodies push our any old and less oxygenated blood that could have accumulated and replacing it with oxygen rich blood. Now this technique is not something that cannot be done when others are around because it is a bit noisy, but it does only take 15 seconds. So let’s step away for a bit and give it a try!!